This blog post continues our series of patient experience best practices from the HealthStream Engagement Institute. Every week we share information that demonstrates our expansive understanding of the challenges faced by healthcare organizations and the solutions we have identified for improving the patient experience and patient and business outcomes.
Peer interviews are most successful when participants focus on their listening. You might tend to think that listening to the spoken word requires no effort—that it is a passive activity. The opposite is true. Listening is an active process that requires your participation. Active listening means that you give full attention to the other person, putting aside your need to reply, concentrating instead on what you’re hearing. A good interviewer is, in fact, a very good listener.
Ridding yourself of bad listening habits and acquiring positive listening skills will enrich your life in many ways, both on the job and in your personal environment. Practice the following behaviors for effective listening:
About the Best Practice Series
We are pleased to share the best practices developed by our expert coaches from the HealthStream Engagement Institute. This series of how-to publications offers proven techniques, key words and phrases, and processes to help you transform your culture to one of high performance.
Our Best Practices Series, based on employee-developed and employee-managed practices and programs, includes the following:
Our goal for this collection is to offer you even more tools to achieve extraordinary service and higher levels of performance excellence.
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